Season three of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has been a bit of a journey, so far. And episode three of this season keeps right up with that trend.
Nick is trying to acclimate back to life without having Lucifer inside of him. He’s trying to fit himself back into who he was and without much success. He’s drinking too much, feeling sorry for himself, and trying to saw off his cloven foot.
All of this seems par for the course for Nick.
Sabrina, trying to pull him out of his funk, plans to take him to a carnival that just arrived in town. Everyone’s going, and it’s all anyone wants to talk about.
I’m sure they’ll all have a great time with no occult events at all.
But before Sabrina can abscond away to the carnival, she’s got to deal with her duties as Queen of Hell. And may I say that for her being the queen of Hell by night, a lot of these duties seem to take place during the day.
That point aside, she’s challenged to find three lost treasures of Hell. They’ve been lost for centuries, so of course, Ambrose manages to find it in no time, and in Riverdale no less. (Don’t worry, we don’t have some awkward crossover. Thank goodness.)
Despite my sarcastic tone, there was a lot to love in this episode. Quest storylines are always fun, especially when you throw some biblical history in there. I’m interested to see what the other two treasures will be.
I also really love how they are handling Theo. It’s refreshing to see a show that understands that gender and sexuality can be, well, confusing at best.
The carnival was a great idea. The visuals are fun to look at, bright in an eerie way and well performed by the actors.
My favorite part of the episode, however, was Hilda standing up to Zelda. Zelda tends to take advantage of Hilda, just assuming that she’ll always be around to help her. She’s never really taken into account that maybe Hilda has her own wants in life, her own plans. It’s about damn time she stood up for herself.
I really wish that Ambrose would start standing up to Sabrina in the same way. Ambrose is always there to help her, research her, put himself in harm’s way for her. He never says no to her, and she’s rather dismissive of that. I don’t love that, and I’m hoping someone takes her to task for that soon.
It’ll probably be Prudence.
Overall this was a much better episode than the last one. The best part? There was no singing!(3.5 / 5)